Research Facilities and Services


The PUR-1 facility and staff can assist with many custom nuclear irradiation and experimental needs. The reactor has a maximum thermal neutron flux of 2.1×1010 n/cm2·s. There are several dry irradiation tubes with a maximum size of 3.5″. There are also irradiation ports within the graphite reflector surrounding the core that can be used for fueled experiments.

Detection and Spectroscopy

Our facility offers a wide array of detector types and capabilities. HPGe, NaI, He-3, and many more.

Nuclear Material

The lab manages an inventory of low enriched nuclear fuel that can be used for various uses. Feel free to reach out for more information 

Subcritical Pile

 We also have a subcritical pile.

Want More Information? 

Feel free to send an email to the Reactor Supervisor Clive Townsend ( for more information or reach out using the Contact Us page.